PHOTOS: A Decade of Timbaland

Erika Brooks Adickman | December 18, 2009 - 11:47 am

In the inevitable (and maybe endless) debate over who really defined 00s music, you can tap your brain for memories of any number of artists behind-the-scenes players who crafted soaring anthems or catchy hooks. But the real answer may lie elsewhere in your body — check your booty. Odds are it’s been shaking year in and year out thanks largely to the work of one hitmaker: Timothy Mosley, better known as Timbaland.

Aaliyah’s “Try Again,” Missy Elliott’s “Work It” and even Bjork’s “Earth Intruder” all bear his mark, but we bet you’ll be surprised at just how diverse his hit list is. Take a look back at the last ten years, as soundtracked by the Grammy-winning producer who made the 00s sparkle with innovative sounds, who sparked and revived careers, and yes — who brought sexy back.